A&E gives us a first look at the Damien
A&E has just released the Comic-Con International teaser poster for their upcoming original scripted drama series, “Damien.” Check it out in the gallery below (via Mashable)! The hour-long drama hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara and serves as a follow-up to the classic 1976 horror film, The Omen.
The series stars Bradley James (“Merlin,” “Homeland”) as Damien Thorn, along with Oscar nominee Barbara Hershey (“Once Upon a Time”), Omid Abtahi (“Better Call Saul”) and Meganlyn Echikunwoke (“House of Lies”).
James, Hershey and Mazzara will be on hand for the Comic-Con panel on Thursday, July 9 from 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. in Room 6A.
“Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. Barbara Hershey stars as Ann Rutledge, the world’s most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny. Omid Abtahi portrays Amani Golkar, a close colleague of Damien’s whose fierce loyalty will be tested when he realizes who his brother-in-arms actually is. Meganlyn Echikunwoke plays Simone Baptiste, a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when tragedy unexpectedly strikes.
“Damien” is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios (“Homeland,” “Sons Of Anarchy”) for A&E Network. Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shield”) serves as writer and executive producer via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman (“Lights Out”), who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his company, Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield (“Queen of the South”) also serves as executive producer. Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominated director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) directed and executive produces the first episode.